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Akadema Precision Praying Mantis 33" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: APM341 Quantity
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  • Praying Mantis Design Allows Fingers to Fit More Comfortably

  • Deep Pocket

  • 33.00 Inch Catcher's Mitt

  • Precision Kip Leather

  • Reinforced Closed Web

  • Stress-Wedge Technology

  • Double Flexhinge for Easier Closure

  • Open Back

  • Double-Sided Slim Padding for Larger Pocket and Shock Absorption

  • High Tensile Strength for Better Durability

Akadema's latest glove series is the Akadema Precision Series. The Precision Series uses Precision Kip Leather that is 20% lighter and tighter grained than steer hide. The hides are harvested in Europe and tanned in Japan. Ultimately, the Precision Series design provides the player with a more pliable glove. This allows for easier break-in. The Precision Kip Leather also provides more tensile strength than competing glove lines. The APM41 combines the quality of the Precision Series with the technology of the Praying Mantis design. The Akadema patent Praying Mantis is the most innovative catcher's mitt ever to hit the market, with many unique features setting it apart from the competition. With new patent "Stress Wedge" technology, located between the index finger and thumb, the Praying Mantis offers shock-absorbing protection for the hand against injury and sting when receiving the ball. The Praying Mantis also offers two additional "Finger Hammocks" allowing the fingers to be firmly positioned and more secure in the glove. Additional features include the Double-sided Slim Padding allowing for increased pocket size and easier ball retention. Uniquely designed shape allows the throwing hand easier access in the pocket, resulting in a quicker glove to hand transfer and faster times to second base. Akadema: Bring Your "A" Game! Free Shipping!

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big tom

Pros: Awesome protection, and the web is made so the ball will not break threw. Also, it has a cut out piece were you reach in to get the ball to throw down, ive noticed that helping a lot for quicker glove to hand ball transfer. After 2 years she is still as good as she was 2 years ago when i bought it!!

Cons: None

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Anonymous

Pros: very easy to break in, nice pocket, easy to transfer for throwdowns

Cons: padding wears down real fast. bigger glove than most others which could be good or bad

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Anonymous

Pros: breaks in easily and nicely, light, easy to transfer, nice pocket and lacing, overall a good glove

Cons: my palm and fingers started to hurt every time i caught since the padding wore down after 2 years, the leather began to tear as well

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Anonymous

Pros: easy to break in, webbing is very tight

Cons: very uncomfortable glove way to many strings to keep tied padding wears down very fast

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Baseballboy03

Pros: Great!!!! Every one on my team uses it I use it and it's so awesome

Cons: None

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LINKx75x

Pros: outstanding glove! sounds nice when the ball hits it and is heavily padded for fast pitchers. definitely a good glove to have.

Cons: takes a little long to break in but worth it

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nagy12

Pros: Great feel. Love the quality and pocket depth. 2nd I owed. First lasted 2.5 years.

Cons: none

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hawkeyes__75

Pros: best glove ive ever owned great padding comfortable perfect glove

Cons: takes a bit to break in

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Frankmmiii

Pros: I didn't buy this glove from Akadema. I bought it at a "Pla_ it Agai_" store. I was actually looking for equipment for my sons Halloween costumes. We were directed to a section near where they had just moved the baseball gear to make room for the fall and winter sports. My youngest took one look and said to me, "Dad look gloves". He picked up an Akadema and it was to small, I grabbed the one under it and, Whoa! This was so perfect! Broken in and ready to play with, pardon my expression but, "It fits like a glove". I have to say I'm always impressed with Akadema gloves. They are always there at my son's tournaments with their tent. They have a great selection and all are made in the USA. This APM41 is really gorgeous! I don't know how someone could have possibly turned in such an awesome glove, unless they weren't interested in baseball anymore. You might not be as lucky as me, but all in all, the next glove my boys need will be from Akadema.

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Have a question about the Akadema Precision Praying Mantis 33" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: APM341? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

is the leather soft or hard and stiff?
jwoo34
This particular model is designed with precision kip leather so it will have a softer, lighter feel.
Jeff
Which is better, APM 41 or AMP 42?
Garrett
The difference is going to be the size of the glove and the APM41 is going to be a little lighter than the APM42. They both are going to be top of the line gloves that are going to have great durability.
Todd
What is the difference between this, and the USA 141?
Joe
It is basically the same glove but the USA141 is a Patriot series glove that is made in the USA.
Mark
Should i get the Rawlings procm33dcc or the Akadema Apm41. I'm a middle school catcher.
nate
That's a tough call. Most middle school age players use a catchers mitt between 32 and 32.5 inches. Both mitts are made from similar materials. I would give a slight edge to the Rawlings in terms of durability though.
Derek
whats the diference between this mitt and the apm241
000016
Higher grade leather, lighter weight.
Linda
How is breaking in a catchers mitt different/similar from breaking in any other glove?
Brycemaniac
Breaking in a catcher's mitt will be the same as breaking in a fielder's glove.
Kara
How is the break-in process? Does it come similar to a Rawlings Pro Preferred?
Jason
The Akadema Precision Series Praying Mantis will come with a short break-in period and it will be pretty soft once you receive it. A glove like the Rawlings Pro Preferred will require a longer break-in period compared to the Praying Mantis because the Pro Preferred uses higher grade leather.
Nick
What is the difference between this glove and the APM40?
jcwell
The Akadema Precision Series Praying Mantis APM41 will have a fully closed web, whereas the Akadema Precision Series Praying Mantis will have a flexhinge for easy closer.
Damon
Is the part where you put your hand smaller than normal?
Baseball catcher
The Akadema Precision Series Praying Mantis (APM41) has an average size hand opening.
Kara
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In Akadema's short but remarkable history it has become one of America's hottest baseball and softball equipment company for professional, college, high school, and serious youth players. The Akadema phenomenon started with the Professional Glove Series and continues with the Reptilian®, Praying Mantis®, Pro Soft™ and Prodigy™ Glove Series as well as the Amish Wood™, Tacktion™ and Xtension® Aluminum Bat Series. Akadema's ownership attributes increasing market share to their innovative professional baseball and softball product line in contrast to mass-produced products that have little to do with quality, feel, or design to raise the level of play.

Akadema's products are manufactured for professional players but are now accessible to semi pro, college, high school, and serious youth players. Akadema products are still designed with the professional player in mind but competitively priced for the professional player at heart. So it's your turn to think like a professional, play like a professional, and use Akadema Professional!

Akadema now has both baseball and fastpitch softball advisory staffs that they work with closely to implement new ideas. Members of the baseball advisory staff include Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Gary Carter as well as Howard Johnson, Reggie Smith, Luis Polonia, Sandy Martinez and many others. Fastpitch stars that are on the advisory staff include Crystl Bustos and Julie Smith. The input on performance from the advisory staff gives Akadema something they cannot put a price on. Their advisors don’t talk about marketing or places to sell the gloves, they just care about performance.

Akadema Precision Praying Mantis 33" Baseball Catcher's Mitt: APM341
Glove Type Baseball
Position Catcher
Size 33.00
Sub Type Catchers
Vendor Akadema
Web Type Fully Closed
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